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Poll list and box conta:ning
Election at close
Votes to be Counted within
Sec. 13. At the close of the election, and within three days after the day thereof, the Chairman of the Board of Managers, or one of ballots to be din them, who may be designated by the Board, shall deliver to the missioners Commissioners of Election the poll list, and the boxes containing of election. the ballots.
Ib., § 15. Sec. 14. The Commissioners of Election shall meet at the County to form County seat, as provided in the last preceding Section, and shall proceed to Board of Cutie organize, and shall form the County Board of Canvassers.
Ib., 395,2 16. Sec. 15. They shall meet in some convenient place at the County Commissioners seat on the Tuesday next following the election, before one o'clock County sent on in the afternoon of that day. They may appoint some competent ing election; apperson as Secretary. The Chairman shall then proceed to adminis- all to qualify. ter the constitutional oath to each member of the Board, as Can- Ib., 17. vassers; and shall administer the constitutional oath to the Secretary, and the Secretary shall administer to the Chairman the same oath that he shall have administered to the other members of the Board.
Sec. 16. They shall then proceed to count the votes of the County, and sball make such statements thereof as the nature of the election ten days.
Papers relating shall require, within ten days of the time of their first meeting as a to election to be Board of County Canvassers, and shall transmit to the Board of State Oanrarsi rs State Canvassers any protest, and all papers relating to the election.
16., 18. Sec. 17. Duplicate statements shall be made and filed in the office
Duplicate of the Clerk of the County; and, if there be no such Clerk, duly made filed with
County qualified, according to law, then in the office of the Secretary of 1b., $ 19. State. Sec. 18. They shall make separate statements of the whole num
Separate sta e. ber of votes given in such County for Representatives in Congress; and separate statements of all other votes given for other officers. Person vot d fir.
Ib., % 20. Such statements shall contain the names of the persons for whom such votes were given, and the number of votes given for each, which shall be written out in words at full length.
Sec. 19. There shall be prepared by the Commissioners three separate lists of each statement, besides the lists to be filed in the office statements to be
prepared. of the County Clerk, or Secretary of State, and each list shall be Ib., § 21 certified to as correct, by the signatures of the Commissioners, subscribed to such certificate.
SEC. 20. After the final adjournment of the Board of County Canvassers, and within the time prescribed in Section 15 of this deposited in pest Chapter, the Chairman of the Board shall deposit in the nearest post and directed office, directed to the Governor, Secretary of State, and Comptroller 1b, 1 22 General, (the full postage paid,) each, one of the certified copies of the statement and certificate of votes, prepared as provided in the last preceding Section.
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Of the Formation and Proceedings of the Board of State Can
Meeting of State ('anyasser on or before the tenth of Novembr.
Ib., § 23.
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Ib., § 25.
State Canvas. sers
Sec. 21. The Secretary of State shall appoint a meeting of State Canvassers, to be held at his office, or some convenient place, on or before the tenth day of November next after such general election, for the purpose of canvassing the votes for all officers voted for at such election.
SEC. 22. The Secretary of State, Comptroller General, Attorney Sute Canvassers
General, State Auditor, State Treasurer, Adjutant and Inspector Ib., 24.
General, and the Chairman of the Committee on Privileges and
SEC. 23. If a majority of these officers shall be unable, or shall as one of State fail to attend, the President of the Senate, being notified by the Sec
retary of State, shall attend without delay, and, with the officers attending, shall form a Board.
Sec. 24. The Board, when thus formed, shall, upon the certified
bon copies of the statements made by the Board of County Canvassers, candi fate veted proceed to make a statement of the whole number of votes given at
such election for the various officers, and for each of them voted for, 10., 396, § 26.
distinguishing the several Counties in which they were given. They shall certify such statements to be correct, and subscribe the same with their proper names.
Sec. 25. They shall make and subscribe, on the proper statement, cretary of State a certificate of their determination, and shall deliver the same to Ib., & 29.
the Secretary of State.
Sec. 26. Upon such statements they shall then proceed to deter. perions elected mine and declare what persons have heen, by the greatest number ca of of votes, duly elected to such offices, or either of them.
They shall provided have power,
and it is made their duty, to decide all cases under protest or contest that may arise, when the power to do so does not, by I b., 27.
the Constitution, reside in some other body.
Sec. 27. The Board shall have power to adjourn, from day to Board to adjourn
day, for a term not exceeding ten days. Ib., 30.
SEC. 28. That, in case of a contest of the election of Governor, of Governor ..ay (if the General Assembly, by concurrent resolution, shall entertain
11., 2.25 Cow, the same,) the Senate and House of Representatives shall, each Art. 3, § 4.
separately, proceed to hear and determine the facts in the case, so far as they deem necessary, and decide thereon who, according to the 10th Section of Article VIII of the Constitution, is entitled to be declared elected. If the two branches of the General Assembly come to the same decision, they shall, by concurrent resolution,
Certificate de. Jivered to the Se.
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declare who is duly elected, and entitled to enter upon and exercise the office of Governor; and such person thereupon shall, upon taking the oath prescribed in the Constitution, be inducted into office. If the two branches of the General Assembly do not come to the same decision, then a general election shall be called by the Governor, to take place in not less than sixty nor more than ninety days, at which the qualified electors shall proceed to vote for a suitable person to fill the office of Governor.
Sec. 29. The Secretary of State shall record in his office, in a Secretary of book to be kept by him for that purpose, each certified statement result of canvass and determination which shall be delivered to him by the Board of ID., 31. State Canvaszers, and every dissent or protest that shall have been delivered to him by a Canvasser. Sec. 30. He shall, without delay, transmit a copy, under the of cach
mination to per: seal of his office, of such certified determination to each person son thereby declared to be elected, and a like copy to the Governor. Governor. Sec. 31. He shall cause
Ib., 232. a copy of such certified statements and determinations to be printed in one or more public newspapers newspapers.
ments in public of this State.
Ib., § 38. Sec. 32. He shall prepare a general certificate, under the seal of the State, and attested by him as Secretary thereof, addressed to the cate to the House House of Representatives of the United States in that Congress for tives of United which any person shall have been chosen, of the due election of the
Ib., 34. person so chosen at such election as Representative of this State in Congress, and shall transmit the same to the said House of Representatives at their first meeting. Sec. 33. The Secretary of State shall enter in a book, to be kept
Secretary of in his office, the names of the respective County officers elected in Stated to kepta this State, specifying the Counties for which they were severally Officers.
Ib., 397, 23.1. elected, and their place of residence, the office for which they were respectively elected, and their term of office. SEC. 34. If any officer on whom any duty is enjoined in this
officer guilty of Chapter shall be guilty of any willful neglect of such duty, or of neglect
corrupt conduct. any corrupt conduct in the execution of the same, and be thereof
Ib., 236. convicted, he shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, punishable by fine not exceeding five hundred dollars, or imprisonment not exceeding one year.
SEC. 35. The Commissioners of Election shall receive, for their compensation, three dollars per day for their services, while actually of
receive employed, and ten cents per mile for necessary travel ; and the day, and Managers shall receive two dollars per day while actually em- for travel; Mare ployed, and ten cents per mile for necessary travel; and the Clerks same. of the Commissioners, and the Clerks of the Managers, respectively,
Ib., % 37. shall receive two dollars per day while actually employed : Pro
ten ceats per mile
vided, No Commissioner of Election shall receive pay for more than ten days, and no Manager or Clerk for more than three days.
OF THE ELECTION OF REPRESENTATIVES IN CONGRESS AND
ELECTORS OF PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT.
SEO. of the Election of Representatives in for defeating due delivery of cerCongress.
11. Punishment for neglect or corrupt 1. Division of State into four Con. conduct on part of officers or gressional Districts.
Managers. 2. Earn District to elect one member 12. Compensation of Messengers. of Congress.
of the Formation and Proceedings of Of the Election of Electors of President
the College of Electors. and Vice President.
13. Meeting of the Electoral College; 3. Electors of President and Vice
vacancies to be filled. President, how chosen.
14. To choose ('resident and Secretary. 4. Certified copies of statement of | 15. Duties of Secretary of State. votes to be made.
16. Vote hy ballot. 5. Messengers to deliver statement to 17. Certified lists of candidates voted Secretary of State.
for 6. Meeting of the Board of State Can. 18. Appoint a Messenger to deliver vasser.
lists. 7. Statement of Board.
19. Where to be delivere'l. S. Certificates by Secretary of State, 2). Duplicate copies to be forwarded 9. Determination and certificate pub- by mail lished.
21. Compensation. 10. Penalty on Messengers and others
Oj the Election of Representatives in Congress.
Division of the
SECTION 1. That the State of South Carolina shall be divided State into four into four Congressional Distriets, as follows: First Congressional
District to be composed of the Counties of Lancaster, Chesterfield, Constitational Marlborough, Darlington, Marion, Horry, Georgetown, Williams*Convent'n, 1868, XIV, 32;' 1871, burg, Sumter, Clarendon and Kershaw ; Second Congressional DisXIV, 696, 9 6.
trict to be composed of the Counties of Charleston, Colleton, Beaufort and Barnwell; Third Congressional District to be composed of the Counties of Orangeburg, Lexington, Richland, Newberry, Edgefield, Abbeville, Aiken and Anderson; and the Fourth Congressional District to be composed of the Counties of Oxonee, Pickens, Greenville, Laurens, Spartanburg, Union, York, Chester and Fairfield.
SEC. 2. That, until the next apportionment be made by the Conber of Congrem: gress of the United States, each of the said Congressional Districts Ortnanco, 1868, shall be entitled to elect one member to represent this state in the XIV, 82, § 2.
Congress of the United States. After such new apportionment by
Each District to
Congressional Districts as the State is entitled to members in the
Of the Election of Electors of President and Vice President.
Electors of President and Vice President
SEC. 3. When an election for President and Vice President of the United States occurs, there shall be elected, by general ticket, as many Electors of President and Vice President as this State shall how chosen.
1868, XIV, 144, be entitled to appoint; and each elector in this State shall have a 46. right to vote for the whole number of such Electors; and the several persons, to the number required to be chosen, having the highest number of votes, shall be declared and deemed duly appointed Electors.
SEC. 4. The Commissioners of Election of each County shall make four certified copies of the statement of votes given for Elec- copies oafe. Votes tors in their County, one of which copies shall be filed in the office Ib., & 47. of the Clerk of the County, if there be such Clerk duly qualified by law; another of such copies they shall forth with transmit to the Governor, another to the Secretary of State, and deliver the other as hereinafter directed.
SEC. 5. The Commissioners of Election of each County shall Messengers to appoint a messenger, and shall deliver to such messenger the re- ing certified copy maining certified copy of the statement of the votes given in their secretary County for Electors, securely enclosed and under seal, and such
Ib., 48. messenger shall proceed forthwith to deliver the same to the Secre. tary of State.
Sec. 6. The Board of State Canvassers shall meet at the office of Meeting of the the Secretary of State on or before the 10th day of November next after such election-or sooner, if all the certified copies of the state. Ib., & 49. ments of the County Canvassers shall have been received from all the Counties—to canvass the votes given for the Electors of President and Vice President; and in case all the certified statements shall not have been received on that day, the Board may adjourn from day to day, until the same shall have been received, not exceeding five days; and if, at the expiration of four days, certified copies of the statements of the County Canvassers shall not have been received from any County, the Board shall proceed to canvass upon such of the said statements as shall have been received.
SEC. 7. The Board of State Canvassers shall proceed, in making a statement of all the votes, and determining and certifying the the Board. persons elected, in the manner prescribed by law in relation to the
1b., § 50. election of other officers.
SEC. 8. The Secretary of State shall, without delay, cause a copy, under the seal of his office, of the certified determination of the Board batsecretary of of State Canvassers, to be delivered to each of the persons therein Ib., 251.
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